Another day, another challenge. For day four, I’ll be talking about my favorite female character. For this challenge, I think I might have to cheat a little.
There are two female characters who I just cannot help but list here. The first, if you saw yesterday’s challenge, might make sense. She is cold, overly withdrawn from the world, and also somewhat relatable. I am talking about Yukino from Oregairu.
Yukino, for me, falls in the same lane as Hachiman. She very much represents a caricature of herself, and can often time come across as unnecessarily mean to those around her for no reason. But when you look into her past, it makes a lot of sense. Because she comes from money, she has been protected and isolated, and because of that, has little in the way of experience in making friends. I think part of what makes her one of my favorite female characters is just how much she compliments Hachiman while also being his equal in status. Both of the characters face similar problems, and as is later revealed, Yukino is largely the source of his problems. But even then, the two characters come to understand each other.
My other tie for first place, if you pay attention to this blog, also really should not come across as a huge surprise. That being: Hina from March Comes in Like a Lion.
I don’t think I am alone in saying that the second season’s emphasis on bullying and the emotional impact it can have on a person hit pretty close to home. Bullying is something that a lot of people go through, either because they do not recognize it as bullying it just go along with it, or were too scared to tell anyone. It really is one of the worst parts of growing up, and while Hina’s might have been a bit of an extreme case, it still can’t help but feel relatable.
But even before the show’s second season, Hina was a ball of sunshine and one of the most enjoyable parts of the show.
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